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Computer clock changed to year 2001 after motherboard replacement

2014-02-26, 4:42 AM

My T440S was having CPU whine problems, and it was sent to the Lenovo Service Center for repair. They replaced the motherboard for me. After the machine came back, I realized that the system date/computer clock shows the year to be 2001!

 

Of course, changing it to the current date and year is not a big deal.

 

I wonder however, why this happened. Does it mean that the replacement motherboard they put in my T440S was made in 2001? If yes, is it acceptable policy to install a 13-year old motherboard in T440S?

 

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Re: Computer clock changed to year 2001 after motherboard replacement

2014-02-26, 6:07 AM

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That's probably just the default date for an uninitialized clock chip.  The tech didn't bother to set the clock after installing the board and plugging in the CMOS battery.

 

It's pretty unlikely that lenovo built a motherboard 13 years ago for CPU, RAM, and chipset - among other things - that wouldn't be developed until many years later...

 

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Re: Computer clock changed to year 2001 after motherboard replacement

2014-02-26, 6:07 AM

Hi,


That's probably just the default date for an uninitialized clock chip.  The tech didn't bother to set the clock after installing the board and plugging in the CMOS battery.

 

It's pretty unlikely that lenovo built a motherboard 13 years ago for CPU, RAM, and chipset - among other things - that wouldn't be developed until many years later...

 

Z.


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The fine print: I do not work for, nor do I speak for Lenovo. Unsolicited private messages will be ignored - questions and answers belong in the forum so that others may contribute and benefit. ... GeezBlog

 

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Re: Computer clock changed to year 2001 after motherboard replacement

2014-02-26, 13:42 PM

Thanks. Yeah, I was hoping that was the explanation too. Otherwise, it would be so aweful if I had a 13 year old part in my computer bought only 2 months ago.

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